There is just something special about family movie night. The whole family gathered on the couch to watch something together – I love it. Of course our family movies, still consist of cartoon movies… and most of them we have seen a dozen times already, but some day I know we will advance to the world of “real movies” and the cartoons are just as special for now.
In a few more years, I will probably have Family Movie Nights scheduled on the calendar, but since a “real movie” doesn’t yet hold my daughter’s attention, my husband and I watched Who is Simon Miller after K went to bed. We are movie junkies, so you didn’t have to ask us twice to sit down for a new movie. Here’s the plot
When unassuming geologist Simon Miller mysteriously disappears one night, the Miller family is thrown into a desperate search to find him. Simon’s wife Meredith and their two kids, Sarah, 18, and Kevin, 15, frantically search Simon’s office for information. When they find a stash of passports, all with Simon’s picture but each with a different alias, they realize that their father has been keeping more than a few secrets. Who is Simon Miller? And what has he gotten himself – and now his family – into? Not sure they can even trust the Dad they thought they knew, the Millers embark on an international mission to get him back. It’s a heart-pounding adventure that tests the limits to which families will fight for each other. (The movie stars Robyn Lively, Loren Dean, Skyler Day, Drew Koles, and Christine Baranski.)
Overall, we both enjoyed the movie. It might not have the thrilling action that my hubby is used to, but it was a great family movie. Billed as an action/suspense it has just the right level of action/suspense to keep it kid friendly – no need to worry about anything inappropriate. I love that the children in this movie take a huge role in saving their dad – the spy – from danger. Of course, as all good movies do, it stretches the boundaries of reality. (No mom in her right mind would take her kids on such a dangerous expedition.) But for a movie, it is all just good-clean fun.
Check out the trailer
Who is Simon Miller premiers Saturday, August 6 on NBC at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT. So gather the family, sit back and enjoy! Learn more about Who is Simon Miller here and follow Family Movie Night on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the new Family Movie Night premier.
Disclosure – I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.